Eintracht Frankfurt will be tasked with ending TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s unbeaten run on Friday evening Julian Nagelsmann’s side travel to fifth placed Frankfurt.
Niko Kovac recently signed a new contract extension as head coach of Eintracht who are on an impressive seven-match unbeaten streak themselves. A huge improvement from last season’s antics, the Commerzbank-Arena outfit are proving a tough side to beat this season, having earned a draw against champions Bayern Munich.
Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim are enjoying a good run themselves. Their 4-0 win at home to 1. FC Köln on Matchday 13 extended their unbeaten run to 13 games, with RB Leipzig the only other team to not have lost a game this season.
Like Eintracht, the Sinsheim club also enjoyed a good game against Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich, earning a 1-1 draw. Hoffenheim have a good record in Frankfurt too, with four wins from seven visits, whilst a win on Friday will see them cement their place in the top four for this weekend.
If Eintracht are to get anything from this fixture, then they will need to keep Hoffenheim’s Sandro Wagner quiet, who remains the highest scoring German in 2016, whilst only Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Anthony Modeste have scored more in 2016.
Possible starting XI’s
Possible Eintracht Frankfurt XI: Hradecky – Abraham, Hasebe, Vallejo – Chandler, Mascarell, Huszti, Oczipka – Fabian, Gacinovic, Meier.
Possible Hoffenheim XI: Baumann – Süle, Vogt, Hübner – Kaderabek, Toljan – Rudy – Amiri, Rupp – Wagner, Kramaric